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Troubadour Theatres launch two new London Venues in Wembley Park and White City Place this July

Left Tristan Baker and right Oliver Royds at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, photo by David Jensen
  • Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre to launch this July with the Jurassic family adventure Dinosaur World Live, followed by Soul of Shaolin and the acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse later this year.
  • Troubadour White City Theatre to open two flexible spaces this July, launching with TroubaKids Festival – including four family shows, alongside Sally Cookson’s National Theatre production of Peter Pan.
  • Two fully flexible state-of-the-art theatres from the award-winning team behind the King’s Cross Theatre.

This July, two brand-new theatres will debut in London created by the award-winning team behind the King’s Cross Theatre. Launching in Wembley Park and White City Place, Troubadour Theatres will work with well-known and emerging production companies to stage world-class entertainment within flexible spaces.

Speaking about launching Troubadour Wembley Park and Troubadour White City Theatres, Oliver Royds and Tristan Baker, founders of Troubadour Theatres said:

“We are thrilled to be launching our two new theatres this July in Wembley Park and White City Place. Both areas have undergone an extraordinary transformation and we are delighted that Troubadour will provide diverse theatre programs at the heart of these developments.

 Troubadour Theatres are designed to meet the needs of modern audiences with comfortable seating, generous toilet facilities, increased leg room and spacious, welcoming bars and restaurants. For theatre makers we know that both Wembley Park and White City Place will offer flexible, dynamic and exciting performance spaces which can be designed around their shows.

 We are excited to offer an alternative to traditional theatres and bring new innovative spaces to audiences and producers alike.”

TROUBADOUR WEMBLEY PARK THEATRE

Located within the former Fountain Studios, which were best known for being the venue of live televised shows including The X FactorBritain’s Got Talent and Pop Idol, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is in the heart of Wembley Park. The theatre is part of the ambitious cultural strategy for the area, which builds on its global reputation for sport, music and live entertainment to transform it into North West London’s dynamic new cultural neighbourhood. The venue is a flexible 1000-2000 capacity space that can be transformed to suit the requirements for a range of productions – traditional proscenium arch theatre, in-the-round theatrical experiences, or immersive shows. Within the theatre, there is also a modern state-of-the-art restaurant (set to open later in 2019) and a large, sociable bar space.

The first production to open Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will be Dinosaur World Live. An interactive show for ages 3 and over, Dinosaur World Live is an entertaining and educational live show for all the family with a host of impressive pre-historic creatures on stage. Performances run from 18 July – 1 September, with a press performance on Sunday 21 July at 2pm. Tickets are now on sale. This will be followed by the Chinese theatrical experience Soul of Shaolin. Combining dazzling martial arts expertise with a touching story of loss and redemption, Soul of Shaolin will amaze, excite and inspire audiences. Playing in London for the first time, performances run from 26 September – 6 October with tickets now on sale.

Later in the year, the National Theatre’s landmark production of War Horse will return to London for a strictly limited run at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Having visited 11 countries around the world and playing to nearly 8 million people over the past 11 years, including a recent sold-out return to the National Theatre, War Horse is now on a UK and international tour throughout 2019, which will include their Troubadour performances. Tickets for the six-week run from 18 October – 23 November are now on sale.

TROUBADOUR WHITE CITY THEATRE

Taking over part of the site of the former BBC Media Village, Troubadour White City Theatre will open this July and join a thriving new community rebranded as White City Place, neighbouring destinations such as Soho House, Television Centre and Westfield Shopping Centre. The new state-of-the-art hub consists of a 1,200-seat fully flexible theatre plus an 800-seat multi-purpose space with an interconnecting foyer complete with a spacious, welcoming bar. The theatre will stage first-class productions from a host of production companies and artists reflecting the vitality of London, the TV and film heritage of White City and the dynamism of the UK’s theatre scene. Excellent transport links, with White City and Wood Lane stations minutes away, will ensure for an enhanced audience experience as well as comfortable seating and increased leg room in both theatre spaces.

Troubadour White City Theatre will launch with Sally Cookson’s magical retelling of Peter Pan by J M Barrie. First seen at the Bristol Old Vic and reconceived at the National Theatre in 2016, Peter Pan features innovative aerial acrobatics and bursts with magic, mischief, and make-believe, making for a funny and moving version of a much-loved story. Performances run from 20 July – 27 October, with a press performance on Saturday 27 July at 2pm. Tickets are now on sale.

Also taking place this summer from 23 July will be the very first TroubaKids Festival – a family theatre festival with four shows playing in rep within the 800-seater space at the Troubadour White City Theatre. The productions performing are Little Baby Bum Live, Monstersaurus!, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Aliens Love Underpants.

Tickets for all announced productions are on sale now. For further information, listings and ticket prices visit www.troubadourtheatres.com.

Cast announced for the National Theatre’s transfer of Peter Pan to Troubadour White City Theatre

Today the National Theatre announced the 24 strong cast of Sally Cookson’s magical retelling of Peter Pan as rehearsals get underway for its limited run at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand-new venue, just minutes from Westfield in West London.

John Pfumojena, who played Michael Darling in the 2016 production at the NT will be returning as Peter Pan alongsideDaisy Maywood as Wendy Darling and Kelly Price as Captain Hook, who also plays Mrs Darling.

They are joined by: Greg Bernstein (Ensemble), Matthew Churcher (Ensemble), Raffaella Covino (Swing & Dance Captain), Josh Donovan (Swing), Ammar Duffus (Michael Darling/Pirate), Jemma Geanaus (Swing), Philippa Hogg(Ensemble), Mark Kane (Nana/Tootles/Pirate), Richard Kent (Ensemble), Cora Kirk (Jane/Nibs/Pirate), David Langham(Mr Darling/Smee/Lost Boy (Twin Two)), Nadine Lee (Band), Iniki Mariano (Ensemble), Harry Miller (Band), Jessica Murrain (Tiger Lily/Slightly/Pirate), Loren O’Dair (Twin One/Pirate/Ensemble), Miles Paloma (Swing), Luke Potter(Band), Shiv Rabheru (Tinkerbell/Curly/Pirate), Jools Scott (Band) and Alistair Toovey (John Darling/Pirate).

Peter Pan, first seen at Bristol Old Vic and reconceived at the National Theatre in 2016, is a thrilling story suitable for all ages. Devised by the companies and directed by Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, A Monster Calls), the production features innovative aerial acrobatics and live music from an on stage band. Bursting with magic, mischief, music and make-believe, this wondrously inventive Peter Pan is a funny and moving version of a much-loved story.

The show will begin previews on 20 July and performances will run through until 27 October with a press performance on Saturday 27 July at 2pm.

Troubadour White City Theatre will open at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in West London. The venue will consist of two fully flexible spaces including a 1,200 fully flexible theatre and an 800-seat multi-purpose state-of-the-art theatre. White City Place is a joint venture development between Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo.

Peter Pan is a National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic.

Peter Pan is designed by Michael Vale with costume design by Katie Sykes, dramaturgy by Mike Akers, lighting design by Aideen Malone, and sound design by Dominic BilkeyPeter Pan features original music by Benji Bower, with movement direction by Dan Canham, puppetry design and direction by Toby Olié, aerial direction by Gwen Hales and fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Copper-Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd. Casting is by Sam StevensonCDG.

Sally Cookson trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for ten years before embarking on a freelance directing career. Her theatre credits include The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Jane Eyre and Peter Pan(Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre). She is an associate artist at Bristol Old Vic, where other productions include Sleeping BeautyTreasure IslandThe Boy Who Cried WolfPapa Please Get the Moon for MeClownStrange CasePericles,Pains of Youth and The Visit. Her numerous collaborations with Travelling Light theatre include Strictly BaltiThe Ugly DucklingBoing!How Cold My ToesShadowplayCloudlandLenny and Bob the Man on the Moon. Other theatre includes One Hundred and One DalmatiansAli Baba and the Forty ThievesCinderella – A Fairytale (Tobacco Factory Theatre, Olivier Award nomination); La StradaHetty Feather (Olivier Award nomination); We’re Going On A Bear Hunt(Kenny Wax Productions); Romeo and Juliet (The Rose Theatre); Stick Man and Tiddler (Scamp Theatre).

Peter Pan is presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd.

Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre is supported by American Express, the National Theatre’s preferred Card Partner.

Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan to open at Troubadour White City Theatre this July

Peter Pan

Sally Cookson’s magical retelling of PETER PAN by J M Barrie will open at a new venue, Troubadour White City Theatre, in July.

Get set for an awfully big adventure as the National Theatre’s magical retelling of J M Barrie’s PETER PAN, a thrilling story for audiences of all ages devised by the companies and directed by Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (Jane EyreA Monster Calls), will open at Troubadour White City, a new theatre in West London, this summer.

Peter Pan, first seen at Bristol Old Vic and reconceived at the National Theatre in 2016, features innovative aerial acrobatics and live music from an on stage band. Bursting with magic, mischief, music and make-believe, Sally Cookson’s wondrously inventive Peter Pan is a funny and moving version of a much-loved story.

Performances begin 20 July and run through to 27 October, with a press performance on Saturday 27 July at 2pm.Tickets are now on sale to NT and KX Tickets members, with public on sale from Friday 7 June.

All children grow up. Except one.

When leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

Troubadour White City Theatre will open at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in West London. The venue will consist of two fully flexible spaces including a 1,200 fully flexible theatre and an 800-seat multi-purpose state-of-the-art theatre. White City Place is a joint venture development between Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo.

Peter Pan is a National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic.

Peter Pan is designed by Michael Vale with dramaturgy by Mike Akers, lighting design by Aideen Malone, and sound design by Dominic BilkeyPeter Pan features original music by Benji Bower, with movement direction by Dan Canham and puppetry co-design and direction by Toby Olié. Casting is by Sam Stevenson. Casting to be announced.
Sally Cookson trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for ten years before embarking on a freelance directing career. Her theatre credits include The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Jane Eyre and Peter Pan (Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre). She is an associate artist at Bristol Old Vic, where other productions include Sleeping BeautyTreasure IslandThe Boy Who Cried WolfPapa Please Get the Moon for MeClownStrange CasePericlesPains of Youth and The Visit. Her numerous collaborations with Travelling Light theatre include Strictly BaltiThe Ugly DucklingBoing!How Cold My ToesShadowplayCloudlandLenny and Bob the Man on the Moon. Other theatre includes One Hundred and One DalmatiansAli Baba and the Forty ThievesCinderella – A Fairytale (Tobacco Factory Theatre, Olivier Award nomination); La StradaHetty Feather (Olivier Award nomination); We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (Kenny Wax Productions); Romeo and Juliet (The Rose Theatre); Stick Man and Tiddler (Scamp Theatre).

Peter Pan is presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd.

Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre is supported by American Express, the National Theatre’s preferred Card Partner.